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When Buhari battled APC demons

“There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circulating, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water” – Alan Clark When somebody is under a hex and tries to come of it, he acts angrily. That was the posture of President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at […]

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Reading the mind of Bola Tinubu

Political chicanery did not just start yesterday. Deceit and tomfoolery are as old as society itself. Former President Goodluck Jonathan once described himself as the most criticised or the most vilified Nigerian leader ever.   He may be right at that time but it is doubtful if there is any Nigerian leader that has ever […]

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Nigeria: Looking ahead to a planned future under PMB

W ill the world and its economy return to normal after the coronavirus pandemic? The answer to the above question will probably be in the negative. Already, the term, “the new normal”, which has gained global currency suggests that the world, as we knew it before COVID-19, would never be the same again. Apart from […]

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‘Nigerianised’ democracy unlimited

It didn’t occur to me that this government has gone bunkers until I saw the follies of Thursday, 25th June, 2020 when the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a purported National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in the Executive Chambers of the Presidential Villa, and I saw, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, […]

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Unveiling the unseen hands behind Liverpool’s triumph

Liverpool on Thursday were crowned the champions of the English Premier League for the first time in 30 years after Chelsea beat Manchester City in an EPL tie. Manager Jurgen Klopp has built one of the best squads in world football and the German has been praised for the club’s on-field success in recent years. […]

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COVID-19: Home remedy as panacea

In reality, COVID-19 is not a death sentence. It is a decease that will soon burn out of circulation. Humanity will ultimately survive it. As dreaded as it is propagated to be especially to the senior citizens, we have seen and read about 88, 92, and even 102 years old grandparents that survived the infection. […]

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Buhari’s inapt priorities

“Good things happen when you set your priorities straight”- Scott Caan. Every reasonable political contemplation in 2015 when Muhammadu Buhari emerged as Nigeria’s President was that the greatest beneficiaries of his reign would be the common citizens of Northern Nigeria otherwise called the talakawas. In them Buhari had cult followership to the point of fanaticism. […]

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Danger signals arising from Edo, Ondo elections

As the parties step up preparations for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states coming up in a few months, the clouds are gathering and the signs are ominous. Storms lie in wait and history is about to repeat itself – except for those adamant to learn from George Santayana’s admonitions that those who […]

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China-Africa solidarity in defeating COVID-19

    T he COVID-19 pandemic is a major challenge to humankind, and is the most serious global public health emergency since the end of World War II.     “In the face of COVID-19, China and Africa have withstood the test of a severe challenge.” said President Xi Jinping in his keynote speech, Defeating […]

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FIRS: The new spirit of teamwork

I n the 21st century, rating effective leadership is now based on leaders’ possession of ‘soft skills’. Leadership today is no longer rated by intimidating or swaying charisma like that of Adolf Hitler. Soft skills, according to Joana Marques in ‘Leadership Today’ include purpose, morality, values, vision, authenticity, empathy and emotional intelligence, spirituality, and trust […]